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Free Pilates Video for Breast Cancer Survivors

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so we thought we’d spread the word about “Passionately Pink! Pilates,” a free Pilates resource for breast cancer survivors. This hour-long video was produced through a collaboration between Peak Pilates Master Trainer Clare Dunphy and Naomi Aaronson, an occupational therapist, certified cancer exercise trainer and Pilates instructor. The video is divided into two sections (seated and supine) and is appropriate for women 6-8 weeks post surgery. “Clare, the model [Lissa Silk] and I all donated our time, energy, and spirit,” said Aaronson. “We put a lot of effort into making it safe and effective.”

Feel free to share the link to this video with clients or anyone recovering from breast cancer, or watch and get some tips for your own teaching.

Passionately Pink! Pilates from Clare Dunphy on Vimeo.

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Reader Comments (3)

These exercises are great for patients who have full range of motion. Most bc patients who are 6-8 weeks post-op will not be able to perform these exercises without extreme discomfort. Modification needs to be addressed. I have worked with between 50-100 bc patients and the majority of them would not have been able to perform these exercises as demostrated.

October 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterD. Jones

Your response is appreciated. However,the video was designed to be progressive in nature so that participants could have a point a place to aim for. It is stated continuously to move within a pain free zone. That is why scapular mobilization exercises are demonstrated first. Most of the videos on the market do not allow participants the option of progressing.In addition, if your patients are still having such great discomfort, then they need to be seen by a rehabilitation professional.Pilates may not be appropriate for them.

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNaomi Aaronson

I've been looking for a good place to do pilates long island . My sister said that she started doing pilates and she absolutely loves it! She said that she started out doing it just once a day, and that her body started feeling less tense and her stress levels went down, so she started doing pilates twice a day. She's loved the results, and never wants to go back to having a tense body. Are there good places to do pilates long island? Are there additional benefits to doing pilates?

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTaylor Parker

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